To enter the new economy sustainably – as and for people, on this finite planet – I suggest the following model:
(1) Instead of focusing the intention of projects and ventures to personal accumulation of material wealth, let’s focus it on adding value on 7 levels, not only for us, but also for our stakeholders too (see post on 7D-Value)
(2) Instead of trying to maintain linear models (supplier -> transformation -> client), we’ll create circular models. Let’s design our stakeholders ecosystem, and tap into their hidden and underused resources (on 7 levels: knowledge, networks, buildings, engagement,…). This will be possible if we answer the needs in our ecosystem with our ventures and projects.
So our future business- and social models will create value into the whole ecosystem, and do much more, with much more resources.
Some consequences will be:
Demography and generation issues
Check-mate economical models
Climate change and global warming
Terror and war for resources
Collapsing financial system
War for talent and need of new competences
Hyper regulation, complexity and risk
Hyper-competition on saturated markets
Unethical governance and political incoherence
Stress, burnout, depression
Human values crisis
It is absolutely impossible to deal with them linearly one after the other, only systemically. Dealing with them one by one, will ruin us and would take way too long to succeed, if ever we do succeed.
We have – first – to understand the “vital functions” of society, and understand how they systemically interconnect with each other:
Education & Training
Agriculture & Nutrition
Health & Sports
Habitat & Construction
Finances – accounting value
History, Arts & Culture, diversity
Politics, steering, governing, management
Then, creating very simple focus points that everyone can do, systemic projects where every citizen can participate – with a notion of personal autonomy and empowerment – that will lower impact of the different challenges, and even solve them lateron. The intention shifts from personal material accumulation, to service to common good and answering basic human needs. The side-effect of this new thinking will be a circular, sustainable economy, serving common good, creating systemic growth and prosperity, creating new meaningful jobs and activities, where everyone can stand out and contribute, and make a fair living.
The ultimate key is willingness of the individual to question his life, to learn, to empower him/herself, and to create a personal autonomy. That’s a personal decision. Nobody can impose that, or do this job for someone else. We have to be selective on clustering with people who “want something else”, and “who are willing to walk the talk”, and “empower oneself and develop mastery”. This is first a personal work of “cleaning up” ones past, becoming in peace with life’s events. Then develop self-confidence, reconnect to dreams and passions, detect life’s purpose. Then add-on these soft skills, a few outstanding “hard skills” enabling them to stand out and make a true difference.
If everyone does that (or even 10% of the population), the world will enter into a new dynamics of problem-solving, developing new prosperity, creating new added value on all levels, inside a myriad of ecosystems, which are by definition all interconnected. If the common intention can shift from dependance and fear, to autonomy and fulfilment, we can – together – bug this global human-crashing machine, and turn it around into a human-prosperity-life-machine 🙂
It asks a shift into our view on value, on assets/resources and on liabilities/needs. 7 levels. And also shift from 2 dimensional business hierarchical models into 3 dimensional network ecosystem models.
Can you do it ?
Are you in ?
Michel de Kemmeter
UHDR UniverseCity founder